Friday, September 9, 2011

Exhibit at Galerie D'Avignon

POTHOLES: Davide Luciano et Claudia Ficca
At Galerie D’Avignon from the 8 to 22 of September 2011
Opening reception Wednesday September 14 at 5pm - 7pm
AFTER-PARTY at Baldwin Barmacy 115 Avenue Laurier Ouest

Galerie D’Avignon is pleased to feature the work of artists Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca as September’s guest exhibition. They will be presenting their wildly successful series Potholes. 

Potholes is a series of photographs depicting the concave street cracks and holes as a collection of imaginative tableaux in the city. Captured within the backdrops of Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York City, the sets explore the urban flaws as a playground creating a multitude of uses out of the potholes. Directly engaging the street, the city, the highly imaginative series transforms the bad into good, creating a tongue-in-cheek collection that is at once contextual and surreal. 

Photographers Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficcaʼs Potholes series have seen their work exhibited throughout Canada and the US. They have received international media attention, most recently appearing in Vanity Fair, Le Monde and The Telegraph amongst other world publications. Both artists have received and award of excellence by Ms. Megan Fontanella, curator at the Guggenheim Museum NYC. 
All the Potholes photographs and press coverage can be seen at

For more information contact Marian Read at Galerie D’Avignon. 


POTHOLES: Davide Luciano et Claudia Ficca
À la Galerie D’Avignon du 8 au 22 septembre 2011
Vernissage mercredi le 14 septembre à 17h-19h
AFTER-PARTY au Baldwin Barmacy 115 Avenue Laurier Ouest

La Galerie D’Avignon est fière de présenter le travail des artistes Davide Luciano et Claudia Ficca, artistes invités du mois de septembre. Ils y présenteront leur célèbre série de photographies, intitulée Potholes. 

Potholes est une série de photographies représentant les failles et cavités des chaussés de diverses métropoles de manière a créé des tableaux imaginatifs et ingénieux. Avec Montréal, Toronto, Los Angeles et New York comme toile de fond, les différentes scènes explorent les défauts de la ville de sorte à désigner une nouvelle vocation insolite pour chaque nid-de-poule. Mettant en vedette la rue et la ville, cette oeuvre hautement créative transforme le négatif en positif, laissant place à une collection ironique à la fois contextuelle et surréelle. 

La série Nid-de-poule des photographes Davide Luciano et Claudia Ficca a été présentée à travers le Canada et les États-Unis. Les médias internationaux lui ont voué une attention particulière, et elle a récemment fait apparition dans Vanity Fair, Le Monde et The Telegraph. Les artistes ont tout deux reçu un prix d’excellence de la part de Mme Megan Fontanella, curatrice au musée Guggenheim de New York.

Toutes les photographies de la série Potholes et la couverture médiatique peuvent être consultées sur le site

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter Marian Read à la Galerie D’Avignon. Tel:514.278.4777

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Large scale public exhibition in Montréal: Potholes billboards up on Rue de la Montagne

The winning photos are now up on Rue de la Montagne in Montréal. A special thank you to MAP for making it happen and to all those who voted for our work.  THANK YOU!!!!

Diver on Ave.Musset-  featuring Ricky Iarusso

Laundry on St-Urbain

About MAP:  Promoting creativity, helping it flourish freely in a dialog between artist and passer-by; such is the essential way to assure its vitality. MAP is a promoter of all manner of initiatives to make art accessible in daily life.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Potholes at Salon 5: First Canadian Place, Toronto

Selected photographs from our MyPotholes series are presently exhibited at The First Canadian Place in Toronto until August 26th, 2011

July 18 - August 26

Pentimento Fine Art Gallery and Wellington-Cooke Gallery Ltd. have partnered for the fifth annual Summer Salon.

Once again the exhibition focuses on the different genres of the art world. From the bold, moody, black and white photographs of Greg Holman to the vibrant mixed media work of Frances Patella, all mediums are showcased within the salon.

Please note: The FCP Exhibition is open from 11 am - 3 pm, Monday to Friday. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Coming soon: Potholes on Montréal Billboards!

Our winning  IMAGE BATTLE photographs will soon be on display on Montréal billboards on Rue de la Montagne. The selected images were "Laundry on St-Urbain" and "Diver on Musset".

We are looking forward to seeing the large scale images  on display in our city!


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Thank you to  MAP (Make Art Public), a wonderful organization that recuperates unsold advertising space in order to provide creative people from a variety of artistic fields with a distribution network in direct view of the mainstream public.

Also a special thank you to our friend and model Ricky Iarusso for accepting to pose in a pothole for our project.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Park ART Magazine

"... PARK [art magazine] is a joint project wich aims to bring together as many creative minds as possible, from different backgrounds and willing to share their work through a home-grown online and future printed publication dedicated to art and culture..." 

Park´s a bilingual publication (portuguese + english). It´s mainly focused as a promotion tool for young, underground artists and creatives worldwide. An online showcase of talent, skill, irreverence and attitude.

Thanks you to our featured models: Walk of Fame: Steven Ho and his crew Tess Alexandra Callner, Patrick Srail, Paul-Brian McReynolds. Baywatch: Ania Spiering. Alice: Carolyn Goettler. Scubadiver:Stefano Fiorino. Diver: Ricky Iarusso.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Baywatch on Amalfi Drive in Vanity Fair Italia

We are so happy to be featured in the current  issue (june 15, 2011) of Vanity Fair Italia

On the cover:  Italian actress Illaria Spada

The photograph chosen by Vanity Fair featured in the magazine: Baywatch on Amalfi Drive with Russian beauty, model Ania Spiering

"Potholes as works of art. An idea from MyPotholes (, artistic project by Italo-Canadian duo Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca, whom transform chasms in the pavement in photography sets. Next stop?  Miami, to create a pothole scene inspired by CSI Miami. A.D'A."

Friday, March 11, 2011

We are proud to be featured in this issue of segdDesign magazine

Current Issue

From the red dots of the revitalized Quartier des Spectacles to pothole art, the work of street artist Roadsworth, and the Montreal Science Centre, the new issue of segdDESIGN is a tribute to Montreal, the only UNESCO City of Design in North America.

segdDESIGN NO. 31 focuses on the city where SEGD will host its 2011 SEGD Conference+Expo+Awards June 1-4. The issue also includes these stories:
  • ArchiType: The work of German designer Andreas Uebele
  • Branching Out: Environmental graphics invigorate the public libraries of the 21st century
  • In Transition: Airports transcend their role as generic waystations and become unique and engaging destinations.


Article written by Wendy Helfenbaum

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